The most traditional type of bridal shower is serving lunch, playing a few games and open gifts in settings such as a restaurant, banquet facility, country club or perhaps right in your home.
Brides are now looking for unique and different ideas to move away from the norm.
Some are considering a wine tasting tour, "breakfast with the bride", an afternoon tea party, or perhaps a river cruise.
One of the hottest trends we are now seeing is the Spa Bridal Shower.
What woman doesn't deserve a day at the spa? Some go on a regular basis while others only treat themselves on rare occasions.
How cool would it be for your lady guests to open up a spa-theme invitation asking to come and get pampered with bride? After arriving dressed casually and comfortably, the day could start off with a yoga routine, and then be followed by a deep cleaning mask, a neck message and finish with a manicure and pedicure.
The ideas are up to you to choose! You can provide mineral water, flavoured water, fruit shakes, a healthy lunch - preferably finger foods, as it would be more comfortable for mixing and mingling.
Definitely provide a little treat or cake for dessert (gotta have a little bit of calories) with sliced fresh fruit.
You could rent out a spa salon for the day, but I would bet that most salons would accommodate you on a day they are closed or after regular business hours.
If the rental of the facility is out of your budget, then look into doing it right in your home! Many companies offer a variety of in-home spa services.
Decor would be very minimal, just a few floral arrangements, scented candles and of course, relaxing music.
The gift to your guests could be a "spa goody bag" with items such as massage oils, hand creams, scented candles or bath salts.
The gifts from the guests may also include a theme - they can purchase gift certificates, beauty products, lingerie, or any personalized items for the bride.
Perhaps you already have all the toasters you need! Due to costs, a spa day wedding shower may not be designed for a large group, but is a great idea for a small number of women.
Call around and get a few different quotes to compare services.
Every woman loves to be pampered in such a relaxed and casual atmosphere.
It adds to the enjoyment when you all have something to celebrate! It certainly is a unique idea that your guests will definitely talk about.
Being treated like a princess all day - sounds like fun to me!